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Evaluation Of Consumer Perceptions And Acceptance Of Sustainable Fashion Products Made Of Bacterial Cellulose, Armine Ghalachyan Jan 2018

Evaluation Of Consumer Perceptions And Acceptance Of Sustainable Fashion Products Made Of Bacterial Cellulose, Armine Ghalachyan

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Due to tremendous contributions of the fashion industry to environmental degradation, novel sustainable materials and practices are becoming increasingly important. The purpose of this research was to investigate consumer perceptions of fashion products made from bacterial cellulose (BC), a novel sustainable material. Research objectives were to: (a) understand how consumers perceive and characterize BC material based on the senses of touch, sight, smell, and hearing; (b) identify areas for material improvement and potential barriers and motivations for consumer acceptance of products made of BC; and (c) evaluate the acceptability of BC, from a consumer perspective, as a novel material for ...


Perfect Patola: A Memoir, Anupama Pasricha Jan 2018

Perfect Patola: A Memoir, Anupama Pasricha

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Perfect Patola is a reincarnation designed to create a statement of ikat artisan textiles from the designer’s collection of sarees in an aesthetically pleasing gown that highlights cultural roots, artisan appreciation, personal meaning, and sustainable thinking. Ikat textiles is a beautiful and laborious art form created through a multistage process of marking, binding, dyeing, weaving, and subtle manipulation of yarns. However, with the advent of modern printing machines that have the capability of printed imitations, the appreciation of this textile comes only by understanding the hard work of hands that touches the materials and spatial and mathematical thinking to ...


The Power Suit: Sustainable And Stylish, An Empowering Eco-Pioneer, Anupama Pasricha Jan 2018

The Power Suit: Sustainable And Stylish, An Empowering Eco-Pioneer, Anupama Pasricha

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The Power Suit is an eco-pioneer and a visual representation of empowerment and style. Made for diverse women who value individuality, the environment, and well-being, this suit is made from light blue Global Organic Standard (GOTS) certified 100% organic cotton chambray and underlined by white GOTS certified 100% organic cotton cambric. The underlining is used to support the fabric and to avoid the use of fusible interfacing, except for the facing and upper collar. The suit is lined with charmeuse made from 70% hemp and 30% silk. The key design elements--detachable ikat epaulets, hand-embroidered saddle stitch detail on welts, exposed ...


From Chaos To Order: Making Artifact Storage Work For You, Sofia (Sonya) Barron, Hilary T. Seo Apr 2017

From Chaos To Order: Making Artifact Storage Work For You, Sofia (Sonya) Barron, Hilary T. Seo

Preservation Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

When you are processing a collection and find yourself in need of a box, the easiest thing to do is to grab one off the shelf. But, while archival boxes come in standard sizes, artifacts do not! The standard box needs to be physically modified to do its job properly. Ideally, an archival enclosure should provide the following: proper fit, clear and visible identification, easy access, and an option to display. It sounds like a tall order, but really, it is pretty simple to achieve. This talk will be geared toward an audience with little to no hands-on experience in ...


Scent Of Permanence Application Of Fibonacci Rose For A Naturally Dyed, Zero Waste Design, Sahar Ejeimi, Sherry Haar Jan 2017

Scent Of Permanence Application Of Fibonacci Rose For A Naturally Dyed, Zero Waste Design, Sahar Ejeimi, Sherry Haar

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Seamless Knitted Sports Bra Design: A Responsive System Design Exploration, Adriana Carmen Gorea Jan 2017

Seamless Knitted Sports Bra Design: A Responsive System Design Exploration, Adriana Carmen Gorea

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

The transition of sports bras’ uses, from an active lifestyle to resting activities, requires dynamic and adaptable comfort properties of the design, as well as adequate breast support, fit, and comfort. Thus, the two-fold purpose of this study was to: (a) analyze the use of current materials and processes in the product development process of seamless sports bras, via industry interview and observation, and (b) propose a design solution for a seamless sports bra that offers variable breast support during running versus resting activities.

Using a case study approach, an in-depth interview with a Santoni seamless knitting technician provided ...


Awareness Of Textile Recycling And Disposal Options, Hanna Hoch Apr 2016

Awareness Of Textile Recycling And Disposal Options, Hanna Hoch

Honors Projects and Posters

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "(a)n estimated 12.4 million tons of foot-ware, clothing, and other non-durable textiles were generated in 2013," which constitutes "4.9 percent of total municipal solid waste" (U.S. EPA). This research will attempt to gauge levels of awareness in relation to textile disposal and recycling in two central Iowan communities: Ames (population - 61,792) and Des Moines (population - 207,510) (U.S. Census Bureau, 2013). The research will also collect data on initiative related to textile disposal and recycling, and disseminate similarities and differences between awareness and behavior. Following data ...


Laser Cutting And Etching Textiles And Apparel Design: An Experimental Study On The Implementation And Documentation Of Laser Cutting And Etching In The Apparel Design Creative Process, Whitney Marie Rorah Jan 2016

Laser Cutting And Etching Textiles And Apparel Design: An Experimental Study On The Implementation And Documentation Of Laser Cutting And Etching In The Apparel Design Creative Process, Whitney Marie Rorah

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Textile cutting is a standard pre-production stage in the apparel manufacturing process that has developed from a manual to a fully automated procedure in recent decades. Laser cutting technology has improved the efficiency and sustainability of cutting pattern markers on a large cutting scale, as well as the ability to cut intricate internal patterns and shapes on a smaller cutting scale. CO2 laser technology has been adopted by industry and academia professionals at an exponential rate, but standard material testing for cutting and etching different textiles has been minimally documented. There were three primary objectives that comprise the purpose of ...


From Chinese Painting To Wearable Art: The Development Of Wearable Art Design Process Model And Evaluation Methods For Wearable Art Designers, Ling Zhang Jan 2016

From Chinese Painting To Wearable Art: The Development Of Wearable Art Design Process Model And Evaluation Methods For Wearable Art Designers, Ling Zhang

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Wearable art is “art composed of materials structured so they can be worn on the body and that exhibit visually exciting design elements and principles” (Bryant & Hoffman, 1994, P.86). It is a unique (Becker, 1987) and visible symbol that not only depicts the mood of a designer, but also communicates her/his belief, life style, culture, knowledge, and aesthetic tastes to the world. The goals of creating this wearable art collection were to: (a) incorporate traditional Chinese Xie Yi painting themes, ideals or motifs into modern fashion designs with the silhouettes of Western clothing through the use of a ...


How Do Designers Generate New Ideas? Design Heuristics Across Two Disciplines, Seda Yilmaz, Shanna R. Daly, Colleen M. Seifert, Richard Gonzalez Aug 2015

How Do Designers Generate New Ideas? Design Heuristics Across Two Disciplines, Seda Yilmaz, Shanna R. Daly, Colleen M. Seifert, Richard Gonzalez

Industrial Design Publications

Research supports the central role cognitive strategies can play in successful concept generation by individual designers. Design heuristics have been shown to facilitate the creation of new design concepts in the early, conceptual stage of the design process, as well as throughout the development of ideas. However, we know relatively little about their use in differing disciplines. This study examined evidence of design heuristic use in a protocol study with 12 mechanical engineers and 12 industrial designers who worked individually to develop multiple concepts. The open-ended design problem was for a novel product, and the designers’ sketches and comments were ...


Barong Tagalong, Sabrina Skerston, Ellen C. Mckinney Jan 2015

Barong Tagalong, Sabrina Skerston, Ellen C. Mckinney

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The barong tagalong, also known as the barong Filipino or simply the barong, is the national men's shirt of the Philippines. It is a long-sleeved, collared shirt, buttoning halfway down the front. Traditionally, the barong is made of white, transparent cloth with embroidery around the buttons. The shirt is usually woven out of pina fiber, which is harvested from the leaves of the pineapple plant.


Faja, Ellen C. Mckinney Jan 2015

Faja, Ellen C. Mckinney

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The faja is a compression undergarment, similar to a girdle. The faja is worn very tight on the body to create an extremely curvy hourglass figure. The undergarment shifts organs and flesh and has been said to reduce one's appetite. The degree of figure shaping and body compression depends on the fabric composition. Versions can be found in mixtures of spandex, cotton, nylon, or latex; the less forgiving the material, the more flattering the effect. The undergarment may be closed with hooks, a zipper, or both.


Soot, Mud, And Mold: Beyond The Basics Of Salvaging Archives Collections, Melissa Tedone, Whitney Baker, Hilary T. Seo Apr 2014

Soot, Mud, And Mold: Beyond The Basics Of Salvaging Archives Collections, Melissa Tedone, Whitney Baker, Hilary T. Seo

Preservation Outreach and Workshops

Do you have a disaster plan but still don’t feel like you would know what to do in the event of a largescale disaster? This half-day workshop takes you to the next step in terms of implementing your plan under stress. Through lecture, simulations, and hands-on activities, you will develop an understanding of how to respond to the emergency, prioritize salvage operations, and work with vendors. Know what your immediate responses should be and feel confident in your decision-making process bybecoming familiar with your treatment options and knowing how to get the salvage operation started. Participants will be asked ...


Preservation Of Family Documents, Melissa Tedone Feb 2014

Preservation Of Family Documents, Melissa Tedone

Preservation Outreach and Workshops

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Product Information On Consumer Attitudes And Purchase Intentions Of Fashion Products Made Of Fur, Leather, And Wool, Minjung Lee Jan 2014

The Effects Of Product Information On Consumer Attitudes And Purchase Intentions Of Fashion Products Made Of Fur, Leather, And Wool, Minjung Lee

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine how product information affects consumer attitudes, subjective norms, and purchase intentions of fashion goods made of fur, leather, and wool. Based on the theory of reasoned action (Ajzen & Fishbein, 1980) and elaboration likelihood model (Petty & Cacioppo, 1986), the effects of two types of information, one-sided and two-sided, were examined. An experiment was planned and conducted. Different types of information were presented to research participants and data regarding their attitudes, subjective norms, and purchase intentions were collected using a web-based survey. A total of 31,001 undergraduate and graduate students were invited to ...


Historic Scrapbooks: Common Risks And Sensible Solutions, Melissa Tedone Jun 2013

Historic Scrapbooks: Common Risks And Sensible Solutions, Melissa Tedone

Preservation Outreach and Workshops

This session will discuss the most common threats to historic scrapbooks, and demonstrate strategies for safe handling, stabilization, and storage. Participants will gain tools for identifying the highest-risk items in their collection; setting priorities for stabilization and rehousing; and creating the best strategy for long-term preservation.


Case Study As A Means To Document And Promote Creative Pattern Cutting Processes, Ellen Mckinney Feb 2013

Case Study As A Means To Document And Promote Creative Pattern Cutting Processes, Ellen Mckinney

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Practical experiences of traditional and emerging processes in creative pattern cutting can be successfully documented and promoted through case study. Case study is a comprehensive research strategy for investigating an empirical topic by following a set of pre-specified procedures (Yin, 1994). The case study method is different from research methods such as experiments and surveys where statistical generalization is used to extend the results to a larger population. In the case study method, analytic generalization is used to generalize from the case study to theoretical propositions. This paper explores reasons and solutions for undocumented pattern cutting knowledge. Pattern cutters mentally ...


Understanding Second-Hand Retailing: A Resource Based Perspective Of Best Practices Leading To Business Success, Jinhee Han Jan 2013

Understanding Second-Hand Retailing: A Resource Based Perspective Of Best Practices Leading To Business Success, Jinhee Han

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

Second-hand clothing has been traded since the Renaissance era, and widely consumed by a majority of the populace. However, very few studies concerning second-hand retailing and consumer preferences have been conducted, especially in the United States. The present study was conducted to understand second-hand retailers' current marketing practices, sourcing strategies, and resources that lead to their business success. Moreover, unique features and definitions of three specialized types of second-hand retailers (e.g., vintage stores, consignment stores, and thrift stores) were discussed through a typology.

Resource-based theory (RBT) (Barney, 1991) and the Four Experiential Realms (4Es) (Pine & Gilmore, 1999) were ...


Analysis Of Fitting Room Enviroments: Effects On Older Clothing Shoppers' Shopping Patronage Intention, Kyungnam Seo Jan 2013

Analysis Of Fitting Room Enviroments: Effects On Older Clothing Shoppers' Shopping Patronage Intention, Kyungnam Seo

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to systematically analyze the influence of the fitting room environment on older clothing shoppers' psychic cost, satisfaction, and patronage intention. The objectives of this study were to determine whether current fitting rooms deliver appropriate services for older consumers, and whether a fitting room environment that accommodates the needs of older consumers better is associated with enhanced shopping satisfaction and consequent patronage intention. In addition, this study created a conceptual model integrating the S-O-R model and person-environment fit theories to provide an understanding of the causal relationship among fitting room accommodation, psychic cost, shopping ...


Competitiveness Of Textile And Apparel Industries In The United States And Japan, Juyoung Lee Jan 2013

Competitiveness Of Textile And Apparel Industries In The United States And Japan, Juyoung Lee

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine how the textile and apparel industry competitiveness in developed countries, namely the United States and Japan, related to trade and productivity between 1962 and 2010. The United States and Japan were selected for this study because of their similar economic development levels, each having its unique strategy to increase domestic textile and apparel industry competitiveness. This study proposed a theoretical framework based on competitive advantage theory, comparative advantage theory, and new growth theory to determine the relationship between trade balance and the principle goal of industrial competitiveness and between productivity and the ...


The Determinants Of Textile And Apparel Export Performance In Asian Countries, Xinxin Wang Jan 2013

The Determinants Of Textile And Apparel Export Performance In Asian Countries, Xinxin Wang

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

Since the end of the 20th century, textile and apparel retailers from developed countries have started to source globally instead of manufacturing products domestically to reduce costs and become more competitive in textile and apparel markets. However, since global sourcing has extended organizations' supply chains on a worldwide scale, other factors, such as suppliers' capability lead time, logistics service, and trade barriers, should also be seriously considered. Therefore, it is important for buyers to determine the comparative advantages of supplier countries, and suppliers to understand the determinants of their export performance to become more competitive in the era of ...


The Rise And Fall Of American Marionette Theatre: Conservation Of The Bil Baird Puppet Collection, 1918-1987, Katharine Celia Greder Jan 2013

The Rise And Fall Of American Marionette Theatre: Conservation Of The Bil Baird Puppet Collection, 1918-1987, Katharine Celia Greder

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

One part conservation assessment and one part historical background, this thesis stems from work conducted in the summer of 2012 at MacNider Art Museum in Mason City, Iowa. Funded by the Otto Thieme Scholarship from the Costume Society of America, the research offers a morphological study of the 400 puppets in the Bil Baird puppet collection. Spanning the period from 1918 to 1987, the puppets examined offer a survey of American history throughout the 20th century, in context as well as content. The research catalogued the constituent parts of the object with suggestions for conservation. In an effort to draw ...


You Can Be Your Own Personal Archivist!, Laura Sullivan Jan 2012

You Can Be Your Own Personal Archivist!, Laura Sullivan

Special Collections Outreach and Workshops

Leaflet describing techniques and resources for people to maintain their personal records for the long term.


"The New Costumes Of Odd Sizes:" Plus Sized Women's Fashions, 1910-1924, Carmen Nicole Keist Jan 2012

"The New Costumes Of Odd Sizes:" Plus Sized Women's Fashions, 1910-1924, Carmen Nicole Keist

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to examine the fashionable styles available to women in the 1910s and 1920s, the advice, both prescriptive and proscriptive, given to plus sized women in the 1910 and the 1920s, and the apparel-related patents issued during the 1910s to 1929 to aid the plus sized woman. Primary sources analyzed included The New York Times, Vogue, Good Housekeeping, and utility patents. They provided multiple viewpoints regarding the plus sized woman during this period. The percentage of larger women grew during the early twentieth century, and it was estimated that by 1916 there were over 13 ...


Digitizing Lantern Slides In The Warren H. Manning Collection, Bill Yungclas, Melissa Tedone Jun 2011

Digitizing Lantern Slides In The Warren H. Manning Collection, Bill Yungclas, Melissa Tedone

Preservation Publications and Papers

No abstract provided.


Records Management And The Preservation Of Digital Art, Harrison W. Inefuku May 2010

Records Management And The Preservation Of Digital Art, Harrison W. Inefuku

Harrison W. Inefuku

No abstract provided.


Documenting Digital Art In Small Galleries: The Approach Of The Interpares Project, Harrison W. Inefuku Mar 2010

Documenting Digital Art In Small Galleries: The Approach Of The Interpares Project, Harrison W. Inefuku

Harrison W. Inefuku

This presentation discusses research being conducted at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery as part of the InterPARES 3 Project, which is developing a documentation framework to support the preservation of digital and new media art. The framework includes the use of a questionnaire for artists; a checklist of records that should be created and/or acquired by the Gallery; a file structure that allows the Gallery to maintain its documents and records according to records and archival management best practices; and an analysis of copyright and moral rights issues.

For the results of this study, see Case Study ...


1858 Laws Of Iowa: A Treatment Narrative, Katherine Swift Kelly Jan 2010

1858 Laws Of Iowa: A Treatment Narrative, Katherine Swift Kelly

Preservation Publications and Papers

The article describes the treatment of Laws of Iowa, 7th G.A., 1858 performed by Iowa State University Library’s book conservator. ISU borrowed the volume from the Iowa State Archives to display during ISU’s sesquicentennial celebration. The volume contains the act which founded the college.


Peasant Communities, The First Link Of The Commodity Chain Of Vicuña Fiber, Liliana L. Lay Lisung Jan 2008

Peasant Communities, The First Link Of The Commodity Chain Of Vicuña Fiber, Liliana L. Lay Lisung

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Vicuna fiber has a high value in the textile and fashion industry and is seen on the runways of the most selective and luxurious clothing designers in Europe. However, the vicuna fiber process and commodity chain are little known. This thesis presents the commodity chain of vicuna fiber and the positive and negative impacts that vicuna fiber commercialization generates in Peruvian peasant communities. The research, based on in-depth interviews and document analysis, studies the development of this buyer-driven chain, the social actors' roles, and the policies and legislation implemented to preserve vicuna species. In response to consumption demands, the marketing ...


The Influence Of Chinese Cultural Values On Consumer Perceptions And Behavioral Intention Towards An Apparel Mass Customization Website, Kun Song Jan 2008

The Influence Of Chinese Cultural Values On Consumer Perceptions And Behavioral Intention Towards An Apparel Mass Customization Website, Kun Song

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Mass customization may deliver superior value to consumers compared to mass production because it provides personalized products with prices close to mass produced products. This assertion was made under the conditions and assumptions in Western societies where individual needs, rights, and interests are greatly valued. It is not known whether mass customization will deliver similar value to consumers in other societies, where different value systems exist. The purpose of the present study was to examine Chinese consumers' responses toward mass customization and the influence of Chinese cultural values on these responses.;This study focused on web-based apparel mass customization and ...